Turn on visual effects

Use the iTunes visualizer to watch colorful light shows. You can use the visualizer with or without music; the effects change based on the music playing.

If you use the visualizer with a playlist that includes music videos, the visualizer shows the videos by default. You can change this setting.

Turn on visual effects

  1. Choose View > Show Visualizer.

  2. To change options, choose View > Visualizer > Option.

Set the visualizer to show or hide music videos

  • Choose View > Visualizer > Play Videos. A checkmark means videos will be shown.

To show or hide a list of commands you can use to control the visualizer, press the ? key on your keyboard while the visualizer is on.

To turn visual effects off, choose View > Hide Visualizer or press the Esc key.